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Last week’s article on placing pedestrian crossings directly after roundabouts certainly seems to have struck a chord with a number of locals, many of whom took to Facebook to voice their shared concerns over the issue. I’m glad I’m not the only one scratching my head at the practice. I talked specifically about the one at Cleeney but readers have highlighted others. Many feel as though they’re an accident waiting to happen.

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Jonathan McCarthy: It is baffling. I think the one out near SuperValu is probably more dangerous as cars tend to be travelling faster.

Lyndsey Morgan: I’m glad I’m not the only person to wonder this. I’ve never seen it in Wales, and can’t see the logic in them being so close. I’ve very often seen people driving through red lights as they are accelerating from the extremely busy junctions there. It’s deadly. I’ve often said something bad is going to happen there.

Alan Kavanagh: I travel a lot around the country with my job and only see this in Kerry. It’s dangerous. Why would you put it at a roundabout?

Philip O’Brien: Pass here everyday. The amount of times cars just run the red lights is nuts. Seen so many near misses of people nearly getting knocked down by reckless drivers.

Angela Lyne: There's a pedestrian crossing out by Aldi that is about 50 metres from the roundabout and people barely use it. They still cross at the roundabout. A footbridge would be a good idea but would people use it?

Shane Doona: Well done Adam for writing a piece on these terrible pedestrian crossings in this town. The one in particular by Daly’s is an accident waiting to happen. I use it going to and coming from work and it’s a nightmare. Drivers fail to stop. Only a matter of time before someone gets badly hurt.

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Photo of “hidden gem” wins Camera Club’s latest competition

A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition. Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the […]

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A photograph of one of Killarney’s hidden beauty spots was deemed the winner of Killarney Camera Club’s most recent competition.

Th standard was high throughout all categories but in the Novice category, Iryna Halaieva’s photograph of O’Sullivan’s Cascade was deemed the winner.

“A waterfall is my favourite waterbody and long exposure is my favourite photographic technique,” she said. “I do my best to have as many waterfalls as possible in my photo collection. I heard a lot about O’Sullivan’s Cascade and wanted to visit that hidden gem of Kerry. So, shortly before our club competition I went with a friend to Tomies Wood to photograph it. It was a dream come true for me.”

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Corcoran’s Furniture walk raises €12k for autism charity

Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland There were 37 participants in the event, which included […]

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Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk through the Gap of Dunloe on Saturday raised almost €12,000 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

There were 37 participants in the event, which included AADI families, dogs, and representatives, as well as fundraisers, supporters, and members of the Corcoran’s team. The stars of the day were the three life-changing super-hero dogs, Buzz, Baron and Hank.

Former Kerry Footballer, James O’ Donoghue, was the ambassador for the event
Those taking part left Ross Castle and were treated to a phenomenal boat ride in the expert hands of Diarmuid ‘Dux’ O’Donoghue of Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours. The O’Donoghue family entertained the entire group with a range of fascinating stories outlining the history of the lakes of Killarney and Killarney National Park.

The group set out from Lord Brandon’s Cottage and walked the 11K through the iconic Gap of Dunloe, with two AADI families and their dogs taking part in the full walk. This was followed by a well-deserved meal and some rest and relaxation at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Flemings Taxi’s Killarney brought the group back to Ross Castle, Killarney upon completion of the event.

“On behalf of everybody at Corcoran’s Furniture, we would like to thank everybody who participated in our Gap of Dunloe charity event on behalf of AADI,” said Shane O’ Callaghan, Financial Controller atCorcoran’s.

“Collectively we have raised almost €12,000 for this incredible charity and monies are still coming in. We are extremely grateful to all who supported our walk, and also to James O’ Donoghue, Christina Tagney, the Gap of Dunloe Traditional Boat Tours, the fantastic support of Noel Lucey and Donal McCarthy from the Order Of Malta, Killarney branch, and to Killarney National Park, Kate Kearney’s Cottage and Fleming’s Taxi’s. All funds raised will go toward the expert training and maintenance of the upcoming AADI dogs who will make a dramatic difference to so many children with Autism and their families.”

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